Mark Schwaber is a promising easy listening acoustic music artist I discovered two months ago with his latest work, Evil Valentine, released as a single not long ago in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the artist before, Mark Schwaber has started his career with a long-play album called; Two Years and Thirty Minutes in 2004. Since then, the artist released three more long-play albums, The Killing Card (2006), Those You Trust (2009), White Flood (2017), and five singles, To Be Better (2011), Revelation Day One (2011), God Sleeps (2012), Murder/Suicide (2020) and Evil Valentine (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Evil Valentine was the first time I heard of Mark Schwaber, and I immediately fell in love with his beautiful piece of work. It is artistic, easy-going, simple, and beautiful. Whenever I listen to a song like this one, I always feel like it says so many things about the artist’s character. I am a guy who values the mood in every music I listen to. When I listened to this song for the first time, it made me think of this; sometimes you start a day with strong emotions for some unknown reason, and believe me, there is no better music style to listen to with that specific mood. And Evil Valentine is a perfect example of that.
Furthermore, I have big respect for artists like Mark Schwaber, who make the music that they love in the simplest way. Evil Valentine is a top-class work in my eyes. Period. It has the necessary mood in its music video where the artist keeps his neutrality, and the storyline follows the song’s dynamics. What I value the most here is the song’s general mood, which is perfectly reflected in its music video. They work flawlessly together and immediately pull the listener into its world.